Three weeks ago, I did a walk through Holy Week for the Sunday School kids. In order to get it right, I had to sit down with all four Gospels next to each other. I’ve never looked at the Passion that way before. Having all four together helped me see some things I didn’t remember. For instance, the naked dude in Mark. But also, … Read More What If Judas Had Lived?
This post first appeared last year. When I reread it this morning, I realized that it means something different to me today than it did last year. And since it’s still January, I reflected: In the last year, did I rise? The story of the eagle who thought he was a chicken is a reminder to all of us that we are gifted by … Read More We Will Rise
From my mom, Terri. I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. ~ Oath of Office for the President of the United States I am so scared. I have lived 70 years in a country in which … Read More #Candles4hope
On Sunday at Mass, our visiting priest from Tanzania told this story: A farmer was given an egg. He didn’t know what kind of an egg it was so he put it with his chickens and waited to see what might happen. The egg hatched. It was an eagle. But the eagle didn’t know he was an eagle, so he grew up as a … Read More We Will Rise
Lenten reading can be hard on your soul. It challenges and convicts. It parks your heart in the shadow of the Cross and makes you look up. I have never been good at looking up. I don’t want to see. I tell myself it is enough to know. Everything I read tells me that I’m wrong. My suffering has not been enough, although it … Read More Put the “Be Jesus” Back